4.7 Open Water
paint

Unedited words by Shombuddha Majumdar
August 2021

Thoughts sparked by a fresh coat of paint.

fresh brown paint drips

from the newly painted gate

bringing autumn to a few leaves

well before their time.

i wonder if the nail colour remover

i used on my fingers

would have the same effect on them.

i run my now clean fingers,

smelling of sunday afternoons

and rainy days,

through my greying hair.

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 Illustration by Ishani Kamat

About Mysticeti's friends:

Shombuddha
 writes a copy, for which he gets paid, and other things, for which he doesn't. He hopes to make a film someday.

Ishani 
is a textile designer. She loves, materials, graphics and prints.
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